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article imageUlster — Amidst night of unrest police seize arms

By Paul Iddon     Apr 13, 2013 in World
Police in Northern Ireland has seized arms and explosives following a night of unrest which saw them subject to violence which included having petrol bombs flung at them.
Police officers stopped two vehicles and upon inspecting them found weaponry they believed belonged to dissident Irish republicans. As part of this operation they arrested two men during that operation on the Northland Road in Derry. (BBC News, April 13 2013)
The seizure included guns and accompanying ammo along with a pipe bomb.
Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin commented on the seizure by saying that, "We have seen again the blatant disregard of those individuals willing to endanger life in our community. Police would ask that everyone in the community continue to work with us to take weapons off our streets and put those responsible behind bars."
Several houses in Northland Road were evacuated as Army bomb disposal experts ensured there was no bomb threat in the area.
The same night saw some 25 petrol bombs were flung at police forces throughout the course of street disturbances. Police reported that some of those bombarding police with these devices were as young as 14.
That flare up violence transpired when youths from Derry's predominately nationalist Bishop Street began to throw rocks into the predominately loyalist/unionist Fountain estate.
Some forty teens were believed to have been involved in these troubles, many carrying out petty criminal acts such as the burning of bins and the blocking of traffic. (The Telegraph, April 13 2013)
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